Animal Crossing: New Horizons character creation revealed

Character customization in Animal Crossing: New Horizons will let you pick your hair, eyes and more from the start.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons character creation tools have been shown off in a short new video, giving us a look at how we’ll put together our island resident.

As Tom Nook continues his takeover of the Animal Crossing Twitter account, we’ve been slowly teased with more and more features of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Thankfully, it appears this entry in the series will forgo questions that affect the looks of your villager, instead allowing you to directly pick you looks directly for your passport. The Twitter clip shows off options for skin color, haircut and color, eye shape and color, nose and mouth shape, and small details on the cheeks.

It also appears there’ no gender selection in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, leaving players free to create their character as they please, without restrictions for hairstyles and so forth between gender. It’s likely that characters in the game will refer to you via the unlockable titles shown off in the recent Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct.

While the shown only includes a small selection of eight hairstyles, more will be available to unlock, though it’s likely you’ll need to unlock and buy new haircuts before you can apply them to your resident. 

A followup tweet shows that you’ll be able to change your appearance at any time by placing a mirror or vanity in your home. From here you can return to the character creator and tweak and of the previously chosen settings, applying newly unlocks styles. It also looks like this is where you’ll adjust your title, judging by the pen icon at the end of the line.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is due to release March 20 on Nintendo Switch. While you’re thinking about how you’ll use the Animal Crossing: New Horizons character creation tools to design your own happy resident, why not browse the many other bits of news, guides and information we have for the game by visiting our AC: New Horizons hub. Ahh, it’s almost as though you’re already signed up to the Getaway Package!

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